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IDS Faculty & Staff

Matthew Cheney
Director of Interdisciplinary Studies

Matthew Cheney earned a BA and PhD in English from the University of New Hampshire, and an MA in Liberal Studies from Dartmouth College. 

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Hannah Hounsell
Program Support Assistant and Advisor for Interdisciplinary Studies

Hannah graduated from PSU in 2017 with a Bachelors in English and teacher certification.

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Interdisciplinary Studies Council

The Interdisciplinary Studies Council (IDS Council) is made up of faculty members from many different academic disciplines. The Council is responsible for advising the IDS program on policies and procedures, and for approving our majors’ individualized contracts.

  • Matthew Cheney, Chair
  • Brigid O’Donnell, Biological Sciences (Term expires 5/21)
  • Eun-Ho Yeo, Communications and Media Studies (Term expires 5/22)
  • Barbara McCahan, Health Education and Performance (Term expires 5/20)
  • Julie Bernier, Allied Health Sciences and Athletic Training (Term Expires 5/21)
  • Christina Bradbury, Business Administration (Term Expires 5/21)
  • Amy Villamagna, Environmental Science & Policy (Term Expires 5/22)
  • Sarah Parrish, Art History (Term Expires 5/22)
  • Robin DeRosa, Ex Officio